Genealogical Society of Sarasota, Inc.

President's Message

Dear Friends of Family History:
Welcome to the official site of The Genealogical Society of Sarasota (GSS), a non-profit genealogical organization that has continuously served the Sarasota area for over 35 years. 
Our purpose as stated in our By-Laws is multi-faceted:
            -promote individual and community awareness of genealogy and family history,
            -encourage original genealogical research and publication of findings,
            -educate members via professional genealogical speakers, seminars, workshops,
             Special Interest Groups,                and
            -inform about genealogical activities of other organizations.
GSS meets the second Saturday of the month from October through May at The Selby Library auditorium in downtown Sarasota at 10:00 a.m. for light refreshments, 10:30 a.m. for business meeting and Society program, 12:00 p.m. for Brick Wall help, and 12:30 p.m. for an informal lunch where you can chat about your own research at a nearby restaurant.  Parking is free all day on Saturdays.
Our annual dues of $20/individual and $30/family are used to bring top genealogical speakers to the Society, purchase books and databases for The Selby Library which contains a collection of over 12,000 volumes on genealogy that was originally donated by our Society, special projects, and member workshops on key genealogy topics.
Part of our outreach includes our monthly Special Interest Groups that are open to all who are interested in: Computer use for genealogy research, DNA testing and networking, researching German ancestors, Polish ancestors, Republic of Ireland ancestors, UK ancestors, and/or colonial New England ancestors.  Three times annually, we publish and distribute electronically our genealogy Newsletter containing success stories and many genealogy research tips for our members.
GSS is a wonderful place to make new friends with similar genealogy interests and perhaps ancestors.  We hope you will join us for our next Society meeting to experience for yourself all that our Society offers.
Nancy R. Johnson

Operating Year: July 2020 - June 2021

Officers & Directors
President: Ms. Nancy Johnson
1st Vice-President: Kenneth Majewski
2nd Vice-President: Mr. Charles Ford
Program Director: Peggy Anne Cockerill
Treasurer: Susan Chapman
Secretary: Mrs. Carol Campbell
Membership Chair: Ms. Kathleen Bittner
Newsletter Editor: Ms. Regina Negrycz
Committee Chairpersons
Acquisitions: Mr. Alex Morris
Genealogy Societies Liaison: Ms. Kathleen Bittner
Hospitality: Julia Mumford
Publicity: Peggy Anne Cockerill
Selby Genealogy Volunteers: Mrs. Vicky Scott
Venice Genealogy Volunteers: Jan Young
Web Administrator: Ms. Regina Negrycz
Special Interest Group Leaders
Computer: Mrs. Marilyn Wethington
DNA: Ms. Regina Negrycz
Find A Grave: Ms. Kate Prugh
German: Mrs. Karen Dwyer
Mentorship: Carolyn Dallesandro
New England: Mr. Charles Ford
Poland: Nancy Ryburn
Republic of Ireland: Ms. Regina Negrycz
The Scribes: Dara Brooks
United Kingdom: Ms. Susan Well